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Abbeville in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912)

 
 
Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
1. Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912) Marker
Inscription.  
One of 125 watering troughs/fountains presented to communities around the U.S. in early 1900's by National Humane Alliance with endowment from Herman Lee Ensign, founder. Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), actress/activist (husband president of the Alliance) was instigator of campaign to improve lot of workhorses & donated proceeds from her performances to fund these watering troughs. Abbeville's 5-ton fountain, one of the few still in original location, installed as watering trough in 1912. Features ingenious design of water flowing from lions' mouth into basin of polished Maine granite trimmed with bronze - upper bowl for horses & small cups at bottom for cats & dogs.

 
Erected 1912 by National Humane Society Alliance.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 34° 10.633′ N, 82° 22.717′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on County Square (State Highway 20), on the left when traveling south
Humane Society Alliance Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
2. Humane Society Alliance Fountain
Plaque reads: "1910 Presented by The National Humane Alliance, Hermon Lee Ensing, founder."
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. Marker is located in the southeastern corner of County Square, near the intersection of South Main and West Pickens Streers. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville SC 29620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abbeville Opera House (1908) (a few steps from this marker); Old Bank Building (ca. 1865) (within shouting distance of this marker); Belmont Inn (1903) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lynching of Anthony Crawford / Racial Violence in South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville Square (within shouting distance of this marker); "Big Bob" (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County Courthouse (1908) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Law Offices of John C. Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Also see . . .  Minnie Maddern Fiske. Minnie Maddern Fiske (Mrs. Fiske) (December 19, 1865 – February 15, 1932), was one of the leading American actresses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Humane Society Alliance Fountain, Marker, and Visitor's Center (far left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
3. Humane Society Alliance Fountain, Marker, and Visitor's Center (far left)
Humane Society Alliance Fountain -<br>Courthouse in Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
4. Humane Society Alliance Fountain -
Courthouse in Background
Humane Society Alliance Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 3, 2009
5. Humane Society Alliance Fountain
Minnie Maddern Fiske<br>(1865-1932) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zaida Ben-Yusuf, 1896
6. Minnie Maddern Fiske
(1865-1932)
Child's Drinking Fountain -<br>Adjacent to Humane Alliance Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
7. Child's Drinking Fountain -
Adjacent to Humane Alliance Fountain
Dedicated in memory of Joe Phillips (1946-1956).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,386 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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Nov. 27, 2022